Polytechnic High School in Riverside, CA - Niche

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Polytechnic High School is a public school in Riverside, California. It has 2,785 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 64% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 195 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

5450 Victoria Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 788-7203

Ratings and Reviews
3.5 from 195 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Health & Safety: The health and safety has been a top priority at our school giving the students the best environment possible with no distractions to their learning. When a kid is sick they are asked to go home to not get any one else sick. The campus aids make sure the day runs through with very little to no interruptions.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Food: The food at Poly lunch has been changed from my freshman year to sophomore thru senior year due to the Micheal Obama healthy eating program, but the quality of the food has not changed its just healthier. The snacks have also changed to regular chips to oven baked chips.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Administration & Policies: The administration have been real persistent to keep the school's environment to be safe and the policies have been enforced to the fullest to not allow any distractions.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Sports & Fitness: Our school recently had a change in school principle, with that came the major improvements of school spirit and focus on sports. There is a new football field and pool that recently opened.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers at my school have fairly been the greater part of my success allowing me to have resources that as a low income student could not afford or access. My teachers have also been understanding and helpful when things weren't clear to me.

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.66 John W. North High School 3 mi. 2,517
3.33 Ramona High School 3 mi. 2,140
3.00 Arlington High School 4 mi. 2,241
2.66 Rubidoux High School 5 mi. 1,701
3.66 Martin Luther King Jr. High School 5 mi. 3,079

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Student Diversity

Polytechnic High School United States Arlington High School John W. North High School Martin Luther King Jr. High School Ramona High School Rubidoux High School
Hispanic 49.0% 24.5% 61.0% 63.0% 29.0% 69.0% 87.0%
White 35.0% 51.6% 24.0% 14.0% 47.0% 19.0% 7.0%
African American 8.0% 15.2% 6.0% 12.0% 10.0% 6.0% 3.0%
Asian 3.0% 4.7% 4.0% 5.0% 10.0% 2.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.6% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.9%
Grade 10 27.9%
Grade 11 24.2%
Grade 12 22.0%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 24% I met great friends.
  • 19% Top 3 school in rusd
  • 14% Supportive and involved teachers
  • 14% Has many latino teachers
  • 14% I found a lot of peolpe who share my culture
  • 14% Music programs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 54% Textbooks in poor condition
  • 23% Campus supervisors talk down to students
  • 8% Old textbooks
  • 8% Nothing
  • 8% Everything

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 10 responses

  • 40% Oldest High School in Riverside
  • 20% Only high school in the dictrict with an orchestra
  • 20% High SAT scores
  • 10% It used to be an all boys school back in the day
  • 10% Has teachers from differents places of the world!!

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 55% Average
  • 27% Fun, interactive, and friendly
  • 9% Performance driven
  • 9% Inspiring, prideful, acted as one unit

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 11 responses

  • 64% Relax; it's only high school.
  • 18% You better be a social person
  • 18% Don't be afraid to talk to people and make friends

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 30% I love everything about this school.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 10% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 10% I hate everything about this school.